Who are the adult-ammy-friendly-not-so-big-name trainers in TN/surrounding areas?
I have a horse for sale who is the perfect horse for what seems to be the vast majority of the readership here on COTH.
She takes a bit-too-technical of a ride to be a kids horse but is such a confidence booster and I have the "perfect person" picked out for her in my head, I'm having a hard time advertising her for that genre, it seems.
I've advertised her on Area 3, sent out an email to the adult riders list and passed her on by word of mouth, along with the requisite fliers etc.
Anyway, I would like to put together a list of trainers similar to my own who I could email personally with her information. My trainer, for example, has ridden through prelim and takes on a small group of adults who show 6 or 8 times a summer, take weekly lessons, go to as many clinics as they can and enjoy the company of each other and their horses more than anything else. Many of the group are re-riders who have BN-T level aspirations. She is not "THE BNT" in this area, but she is the best (if you ask me or CookiePony, anyway!)
I would like this horse to go to a home where she will be shown, since she does quite well, but not end up with a trainer who will pound her into the ground with shows every weekend.
Anyway- if anyone knows any trainers like mine in the area- KY, TN, Southern IL, GA, AL, even Missouri, Indiana, whatever, could you please give me their info or at least send me in the right direction??
scubed gave you Mary Bess' and Lellie's contacts, as well as Debi Crowley - highly recommend all three - add to that, your mare is adorable, and you love her dearly. The trainer she ends up with is VERY important - all three of these very talented riders and trainers are wonderful with adult amateurs and would nurture your gal along as well as her rider!
oops, just saw that Mary Bess' contact info isn't included - so here 'tis:
Does the USEA share it's contact info? It would be great to get a list of TN pros--or eventers for that matter. We don't have clinics around here because they don't fill, they don't fill because word doesn't get out...
Mary Bess Sigman
Tiffani Loudon Meetze
Judith Steele in Alabama
Jennifer Strauss in Lexington
Hey guys, I've been trying to track down contact info for these four people. Mary Bess has a "contact us" form on her site, so that would work, but if anyone has any email info for the other folks, I'd appreciate it.
I did find a Judith Fiorentino in AL who has a farm called "Steel Prize Stables" that does eventing and dressage. Perhaps she is married now?
Anyway, anyone has any info they can pass along, I'd appreciate it!
[quote=eponacowgirl;4926603]Hey guys, I've been trying to track down contact info for these four people. Mary Bess has a "contact us" form on her site, so that would work, but if anyone has any email info for the other folks, I'd appreciate it.
I'll PM you MB Sigman's email address... she's taking a MUCHO needed break for a few days though so don't feel slighted if you don't hear back from her pronto - Bessie's great at returning emails.
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